Sunday, 24 March 2013

Karnataka government has given consent to the Ayurveda doctors to prescribe allopathy drugs

Karnataka government has given consent to the Ayurveda doctors to prescribe allopathy drugs. The move is now seen as a big benefit for 40,000 Ayush practitioners specially Ayurveda in the State as they usually refer patients to allopathy doctors. Now with this consent from the state government to administer allopathy drugs, be it a simple anti tetanus to anti venom and coronary vasodilator, Ayush practitioners will be able to prescribe the required medication before patient is shifted to a hospital, stated panel of Ayurveda doctors. But JSD Pani, president, Karnataka Indian Medicine Manufacturers Association (KIMMA) begs to differ. “The government move is irrational as Ayurveda doctors have no understanding of the pharmacology of allopathy drugs which come under either Schedule H category or branded formulations. The syllabus for Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) does not cover pharmacology or pharmacokinetics. They have also no information on adverse drug reactions and will never be able to handle the consequences,” he pointed out. “The government is legalizing an illegal activity which is currently rampant. 

There are several over-the counter drugs which are being recommended by Ayush doctors and we vehemently condemn the government move which would further increase unnecessary wrong medication practices among Ayush doctors”, informed Pani.
According to the Ayush experts, the Himalaya Drug Company’s Liv-52 a hepato-protective or Septilin, an immunomodulator for the management of upper and lower respiratory tract infections among other drugs are seen to be recommended by allopathy doctors because they have understood and recognized the importance of its contents. 
Commenting on the government move, Dr Rangesh, head- Drug Discovery (R&D Centre), The Himalaya Drug Company, said, “We have always been in support of integrative medicine, that brings together Ayurveda and conventional medicine for holistic treatment. An increased dialogue between allopathic and Ayurvedic doctors will ensure that patients are receiving the best available treatment, which will help them to lead healthier and happier lives. It may be recalled in mid-2012, the directorate of Ayush across the country had been insisting that the state department of health and family welfare should provide the consent to doctors of Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy to use allopathic medicines along with Ayurveda by BAMS.
 In this regard, there was a committee, headed by the additional chief secretary, to look into the use of the allopathic medicines by Ayurveda doctors. The committee comprised of principal secretary of Medical Education, director of Department of AYUSH, vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, secretaries of legal and finance departments, members of IMA and Karnataka Medical Council. The Karnataka chapter of Ayush Federation of India (AFI) earlier stated that it was crucial to use allopathy medicines along with Ayurveda especially in emergency cases. “The use of allopathy is essential in rural areas, as more number of BAMS doctors serve in villages. 
In cases of emergency, like in case of dehydration the doctors have to administer IV fluids. During a medical emergency like a heart attack, we should at least be able to prescribe Sobitrate to help increases the blood supply to the heart. In such situation we doctors of Ayush cannot restrict to Ayurveda medicines alone,” added doctors representing AFI. Referring to the Drugs & Cosmetics Act section 2 (ee) BAMS doctors could use modern medicines along with ayurveda practices. “States like Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu have already permitted the BAMS doctors to use allopathy medicine,” they said.
source:http://www.pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=74445&sid=1

5 comments:

  1. WHAT A ABSURD WE ARE PRODUCING MORE QUACKS THATS WHAT THE PEOPLE FROM ABROAD THINKS WHAT IS THIS NONSENCE IT IS AGAINST THE JUDGEMENT OF SUPREME COURT THE JODGEMENT STATES ONLT THE REGISTERED MORDERN MEDICAL PRACTIONER HAVE RIGHT TO PRESCRIBE THE ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE THE REST ARE QUACKS IT IS AGAINST THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA, THE CONSUMER PROTECTION COURT YOU ARE ENDAGERING THE LIVES OF OUR PEOPLE BY GIVING THE QUACKS RIGHT TO PRACTISE , TOMMOROW THE BSC NURSES WIILL TELL TO GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO PRESCRIBE MORDERN MEDICINE YOU ARE PLAYING WITH THE LIVES OF PEOPLE THE AYUSH PEOPLE DONT HAVE RIGHT TO WORK IN ALLOPATHIC HOSPITAL PATIENTS ARE COMMING TO HOSPITAL TO GET TREATED BY MODERN MEDICINE AND YOU ARE APPOINTING AYUSH PEOPLE THE PEOPLES LIFE IS AT RISK

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  2. We get most of herbs from the forest for ayurvedic medicines and govt shuold safe guard the forest and karnataka having huge dense forest,we get so many ayurvedic herbs in the forest. Ayurvedic herbal tea for diabetes

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  3. An Ayurvedic yoga massage involves a lot of stretching. However, the stretches are not performed by the individual alone.Ashwagandha

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  4. Dear sir pls dnt ever try to call ayush doctors as quaks..it is very easy to sit in metropolitan city nd comment on us..come to rural areas nd see Wt exactly is going on..see how the people from rural areas suffer Wt lack of medical survice..u dnt have any rights to call us as quaks..



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    1. forget about the rural areas..the whole bangalore is run by bams doctors.. there are higher center like fortis, narayana hrudalaya, and other being run by bams doctor.. maximum night doc from bams...and there salary is never equivalenet to mbbs... the hospital say u are bams and u wont be paid more...

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